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OPEN APPS - 12.06.2017 Character Directory Applications are now open until December 27th. Please check out the thread here if you're interested in applying! UPDATE - 12.04.2017 We have a new topbar code. If anything is broken, let Uri know!
ALSO, there is a new Bacchus pack theme! Go check it out and please let Uri know if there are any weird colours. UPDATES - 11.26.2017 There are two new pack themes: Borogrove and Elysium! Go check them out.
By request, we've added the following prefix for threads relating to the optional rabies plit: RABIES X PREFIX ADDED - 11.13.2017 By request, we've added the following thread prefixes for IC boards: Mandatory, Rank Recruitment, and Activity Check. We are also going to rearrange the news and reach pack of the month tab soon, hang tight for experiments. NEW STAFF - 11.08.2017 Vixxie has been added to the Advertiser Extraordinaire roster! Welcome to ad heck, Vixxie! . .ORG UPDATE - 11.01.2017 The .ORG forum has been archived and unposted names are now released. We've officially moved!

REACH NEWS - 12.08.2017 A new pack has been founded in the Reach: Soleil.
Rome is our new Reach Pack of the Month! NARDIR NEWS - 11.13.2017 Nardir has begun exploring a newfound underground cave system, the tendrils. GEMINI NEWS - 11.08.2017 Gemini has two interpack plots going on right now, the Winter Solstice and a party with Inaria and Alteron. BOROGROVE NEWS - 11.06.2017 Borogrove has expanded their territory and conquered the Northern Mangroves. REACH NEWS - 11.03.2017 A new pack has been founded in the Reach: Elysium.
Bacchus is our new Reach Pack of the Month! SABORO NEWS - 11.01.2017 Kujo is playing a new alpha of Saboro, Nero!
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Hello!

In Dire Straits (PG-13) is a semi-realistic, open plot, multi-species/wolf focused RPG with some fantasy elements. Since 2005, our close-knit community of artists and writers have been weaving stories together without pause. Horror, heartache, love, humor, sorrow, hope— you'll find it all, and we're always eager for more authors to pen their adventures through our world.

As a community that values member contribution and creativity, we encourage world development and new concepts. Do you want to make your own pack? Do you have a new idea for a neutral territory? Pitch it to us! Make your own mark! The world is different because you're here!

We have no post length requirements, and activity is only monitored on an individual pack basis. Overall we have a lenient outlook that allows members to RP at their own pace. We're here to RP colorful wolves, and we try not to take ourselves too seriously.

Open the first page of your first story. It'll be a good one.

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Nardir banner by Arkyls

Click here for more information about our playable world

Long ago, amidst an environmental catastrophe, wolves, sabres, lions, foxes, and dogs sent scouts to find a new home for their people. They discovered an ice bridge, and across the bridge was the Dire Strait, separating two pristine land masses. They forced the native inhabitants-- massive Fringe Dire Wolves and bizarre Hellbeasts-- to bend or perish. Humans came, fell, and deserted their ruins, leaving only pieces of their cultures behind. When the bridge melted, the animals remained, and over time this distant history was forgotten.

Our first chapter begins now, many years later. The strait's descendants rise up to claim the world as theirs, submerging themselves into a torrent of conflict and uncertainty. Their stories have different motivations—to love, to fight, to thrive, to build, to learn, to rule—but one instinct drives them above all: to survive.

IDS exists in a deliberately ambiguous era, comprised of an oddball mixture between the ice age, the bronze age, and the dark age. An unstable climate causes rapid and dramatic geological shifts, allowing both flexible terrain as well as entirely invented species (plant and animal), but the physics and underlying science should be familiar. Beyond the Fringe and over the Chasm exists only an uncharted, mysterious and foreign realm said to give birth to an impossible array of beasts and monsters... some truly beyond the imagination. It's safer to stay on this side.

We do not restrict character colors or markings, and all animals existing past 10,000 BC are available for creation— with some extra, forum created species. It's a big, strange world, ripe for exploring.

Click here for more information about our staff and what they do
Hover over the icons to see their names, or click on them to go to their profiles.


Host Administrator
Host Administrator, Brent


Guardians
Guardian, Arkyls Guardian, Kay Guardian, Kookamunga Guardian, Puffin Guardian, River Guardian, Uri


Admin Assistants
Admin Assistant, Witch Admin Assistant, Adiemus


Tech Assistant
Tech Assistant, Uri


Reach Organizers
Reach Organizer, Scratch Reach Organizer, Vana Reach Organizer, Teddy


Character Directory Organizers
Character Directory Organizer, Gothy Character Directory Organizer, BB Character Directory Organizer, Blackrabbit Character Directory Organizer, Frost


Advertiser Extraordinaires
Advertiser Extraordinaire, Witch Advertiser Extraordinaire, Beanie Advertiser Extraordinaire, Vixxie
In a secluded desert stronghold, the gladiators of the roman empire carve out a violent living. Will this imposing oasis be your salvation or your doom?
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The Neutrals
A multitude of areas free of pack rules and regulations, these are places where all manner of creatures can roam freely and interact in our playable world. Consent board.
Horizons
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Horizons
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The Reach
Between the Straits' neutral areas and established territories exists lawless land - colloquially known as the Reach - ripe for claim. Different hierarchies and cultures rise and fall in their desperate scramble to carve out their own niches. Pack creation begins here.
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hello, dear grimm [DISCOV...
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Rome
In a secluded desert stronghold, the gladiators of the roman empire carve out a violent living. Will this imposing oasis be your salvation or your doom? No-Consent. Reach Pack of the Month: December 2017
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when in rome...
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Alteron
The great, dark, dense forest of Alteron flourishes inside a thick cloud of fog. Wolves of the floating isle, with its protective waters, dwell within a kingdom of power granted to the select few; the class that reigns over the bottom rungs of Alteron's society with complete control.
foolish
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its a coup, literally
December 09, 2017, 08:42:34 PM
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its a coup, literally
December 09, 2017, 08:42:34 PM by Incubus
Borogrove (1 user browsing)
A derelict stone town surrounded by dense mangroves harbours a suspicious congregation of witch-hunters, desperate to flush out the sinners and devils among them.
foolish
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Frostfall | Blair
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Frostfall | Blair
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Death Valley (2 users browsing)
A land comprised of sandstone, cavernous cliff sides, and a series of tar pits is encircled by a thick forest maze and inhabited by the fanatical wolves of Oukoku-Kai.
foolish
Moderated By: Anamelech, Canaan, Nhu
watch your step
December 09, 2017, 11:55:08 PM
by Tuesday

watch your step
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Gemini (1 user browsing)
At the end of the world lies a pack flush against the sea. A stronghold where old stories are revisited and rewritten, these windy cliffs hide opportunities and dark secrets.
foolish
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Inaria
Inaria, the land of the fabled purple-flowering trees, lies nestled between the rolling hills to the north, the roaring mountains to the south, and the vast blue sea along its eastern coast.
foolish
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The Thicket

Moderated By: .Eve., Ghost, Haven, Jacana Den, Kashmir, Kay, Moons, Xenia
Observations and Investig...
December 08, 2017, 02:48:48 AM
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Observations and Investig...
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Nardir
These rolling meadows and lush forests provide a life of peace and prosperity for all who live within, blessed by the silvery light of Mother Moon.
foolish
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The Library

Moderated By: Alana, Hayley, Julek, Mother Moon, Puffin, Puffin [RP], Uri
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Saboro
A pack that seeks only survival by any means necessary, scraping an existence in the harsh depths of a thick jungle; the strong are branded with the red tattoo, Saboro's insignia.
foolish
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Necklace of Bones
The Ravine

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[RII] I started this lett...
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[RII] I started this lett...
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Tortuga
The Eastern tropical coasts are home to the ambitious and greedy pirates of Tortuga. These sea beasts inhabit islands, clean beaches, a lush jungle and an ancient pirate ship to mark their home. Enter at ye own risk.

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Sargasso Island

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only dads final destinati...
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only dads final destinati...
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